1855: King Gillette, inventor of the safety razor, was born. 1914: Ford Motor Company announced that there would be a new daily minimum wage of $5 and an eight-hour workday. 1933: Work began on San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. 1940: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) got its first demonstration of FM radio. 1943: American educator, scientist, chemist, inventor and botanist, George Washington Carver, died. 1948: Warner Brothers showed the first color newsreel (of the Rose Bowl parade). 1956: Snoopy from the Peanuts comic strip (my favorite) walked on two legs for the first time. 1981: American Nobel physicist Harold Urey, who discovered deuterium, died. 2005: Eris, the largest known dwarf planet in the solar system, was discovered.
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historical tidbits have been collected from various sources, mostly on the Internet.
As detailed in
this article, there is
a lot of wrong information that is repeated hundreds of times because most websites do
not validate with authoritative sources. On RF Cafe, events with
hyperlinks have been verified. Many years ago, I began
commemorating the birthdays of notable people and events with
special RF Cafe logos. Where
available, I like to use images from postage stamps from the country where the person
or event occurred. Images used in the logos are often from open source websites like
Wikipedia, and are specifically credited with a hyperlink back to the source where possible.
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